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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

William Hague condemns Megrahi release

The appearance of the convicted Lockerbie bomber on Libyan television has confirmed that a "great mistake" was made in releasing him from jail, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

Doubts over new Lockerbie trial

Experts cast doubt on claims yesterday that the Libyan airline employee cleared of the Lockerbie bombing could stand trial under double jeopardy laws.

SNP plans law change over Lockerbie files

New laws to allow the publication of Lockerbie files are to be brought in by the SNP.

Scottish police to discuss action against Musa Kusa

Scottish police and prosecutors are to meet Foreign Office officials to discuss Libyan defector Musa Kusa.

Leading article: In defence of our forces

The crisis in Libya has acted as a catalyst in British politics. We commented two weeks ago that the succession of domestic policy U-turns was beginning to call the Prime Minister's competence into question. Since then, the logistics of rescuing British nationals from a dangerous situation confirmed the impression of a lack of grip. Equally, David Cameron seemed unsteady on foreign policy more generally, as he zigzagged from isolationist arms sales promoter to muscular interventionist.

Richard Ingrams: Now I know why I'm against the alternative vote

"Did a candidate knock on your door in the last election?"

Matthew Norman: One expects hypocrisy, but the amateurism is unforgivable

What is so specially nauseating is that Mr Brown and his pals believed they had played a blinder. They were as cocooned from their deceit as Eden was in 1956

Calls for Lockerbie release probe

David Cameron was today under renewed pressure from US senators for an independent inquiry into the decision to free Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

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Labour attacked amid Megrahi review

David Cameron today accused the former Labour government of ignoring the feelings of the Lockerbie families after an official review found it had sought to "do all it could" to secure the release of the only man convicted of the bombing.

UK 'advised Libya how to free Lockerbie bomber'

A Foreign Office minister sent Libya legal advice on how Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's cancer diagnosis could be used to help his release on compassionate grounds, it emerged last night.

Lockerbie bomber 'expected to die within days'

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and freed amid controversy last year after being diagnosed with cancer is in a coma and expected to die within days, according to reports.

BP to begin drilling for oil in Libyan desert

Troubled oil giant BP is expected to start drilling for oil in Ghadames basin in the Sahara desert next month, a milestone in its controversial deal with Libya.

Tommy Sheridan to defend himself at perjury trial

Former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan today dismissed his legal team at his trial for perjury and will now represent himself.

Lockerbie father meets Megrahi

The father of one of the Lockerbie victims has been to Libya to visit the only man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

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